Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

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Conversations and Reflections: Taking a Look Back to Where We Are Now

Thursday, May 12
6:30 - 8:00pm

Everyone had a starting point that led them to their current work in the conservation and environment fields. More often than not, that starting point is a connection to nature developed through experiences in youth, influenced and guided by one or more important people along the way.

To kick off our 38th annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference, Gather on the Land: Conversations Among Generations, CLCC is honored to host a unique conversation between emerging land conservation leaders and some of their very special mentors.

Please join them as they reflect back on the stories and experiences that connect them; assess how their relationship guided them to where they are now; and together chart their roles in advancing land conservation in the future.


Marianne Jorgensen, Facilitator, ALPINE Manager, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Sylvie Boucher, Sandy Breslin Conservation Fellow, Connecticut Land Conservation Council
Laurie Doss, Science Department Chair, Marvelwood School; Board Member, Kent Land Trust
Justin Kaput, Environmental Science Teacher, Suffield High School
Grace Karam, Student, Suffield High School
Jayson Velazquez, Graduate Student, Yale School for the Environment
Herb Virgo, Executive Director, Keney Park Sustainability Project
Brennan Wilkins, Student, Marvelwood School

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“Absolutely amazing! So many great ideas emerge not only from the workshops but also in talking with other partners from my region who are equally as energized and inspired by the day.”

- Mary Ellen Lemay, Aspetuck Land Trust

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